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2011 RAGA REPLICA!
The 2011 GAS GAS RAGA REPLICA is due this May. The factory has worked hard in continuing with the successful ‘full-on’ replica model since 2003.
This year the specification is indeed impressive with the addiction of the new REIGER rear shock and the new rear linkage system. The factory riders Adam Raga, Dougie Lampkin, Michael Brown and Loris Gubian are already riding with this new impressive rear suspension. The help of Dougie Lampkin has already been noticeable with the development of the new Raga Replica where Doug has been working close with this new suspension supplier. Doug explained that the Reiger factory together with the R+D team at GG needed to develop a rear shock and linkage system to suit a wider choice of rider abilities, weights and also different terrains and rider techniques. As you imagine the young top riders are all quite small and don’t ride the no-stop way but when ‘Legend Lampkin’ can do both you can appreciate his input to a modern Trials bike.
Reading from the specification list below you can see that the factory has fully loaded the RAGA replica this year with some pretty cool extras. The Reiger shock is the main difference but as you read the list you will see that the quality components from S3 and Renthal etc are all standard on the Raga.
The new White Marzocchi forks with their mated red anodized red triple clamps look stunning!
The usual gold Magnesium parts are fitted again together with an all new colour and graphic scheme. The gold frame has gone which worked well for a limited edition but I have to admit the new 2011 bike looks more ‘factory’ this year and really does stand out from the standard Pro range. Gas Gas now has that brand identity sorted for the standard models with the beautiful red frame but they really wanted to do something different for the limited RAGA model. The black frame works well in this case together with the gold magnesium crankcases/clutch case. Add the stunning forks and the attention to detail with the red anodized chain adjusters you really have a very special Trials bike!
2011 RAGA Replica Specification;
· New REIGER rear shock, multi-adjustable. · New rear suspension linkage system.· New Marzocchi white fork bottoms· New red anodised machined fork triple clamps / yokes with more lock· New chain guide· New sprocket protector· New black frame· New headlamp· New Raga graphics· Keihin carburetor (280+300 only)· Raga reed block assembly· Magnesium gold crankcases· Magnesium gold clutch cove· S3 Titanium front exhaust pipe· S3 ‘stars’ two piece cylinder head· S3 aluminium footrests· S3 ‘s-cargo’ chain adjusters· RENTHAL fat bars· RENTHAL bar pad· RENTHAL grips· Throttle bearing system· MICHELIN xlight tyres· GALFER brake discs
The RAGA replicas are again available in 250cc, 280cc and 300cc.
RAGA250 — £5499.99 inc vat RRP
RAGA280 — £5599.99 inc vat RRP
RAGA300 — £5749.99 inc vat RRP
www.motomerlin.co.uk 01403 257626
Gas Gas press release:
The World of Trial meets the new TXT Raga 2011
This model provides with the new exclusive Reiger adjustable shock absorber and other adjustments, plus a renovated black and white decoration. After its debut last Sunday at the opening grandprix of the Trial World Championship, the TXT Raga2011 joined, early this week, the Gas Gas catalog. This new replica includes the latest developments by the official bike built for our champion AdamRaga and is at the top of of the whole TXT range. The new TXT Raga features a radical aesthetical renovation over the 2010 version. The golden frame has been replaced by a new one which is now finished in black, while the black plastic with gold details introduced last year has now been replacedby a predominant white color. Among theseelements, the new minimalist front light really attracts the attention. In this version, it’s 60 grams lighter and equipped with LED lighting.
Despite the new image, the main innovation on the TXT Raga 2011 is the new multi-adjustable, Reiger shock. This exclusive element, especially made for Gas Gas by the prestigious Dutch manufacturer Reiger Racing Suspension, allows something so innovative in the Trial such as the possibility to regulate the extension, compression and rebound. In addition, its weight (only 666 grams) makes it thelightest in the market.
This new model is offered in three usual displacements (250, 280 and 300 cc) and also incorporates all the adjustments made by AdamRaga in his factory bike. Among them are the newfork clamps of 206 grams (30% lighter) and greaterturning radius (10º+10º), new stop kick-starter inprecision casting, new rear suspension kinematics(more sensitivity and progressiveness), newchain-crown guard (40 grams lighter) and newmechanized eccentrics of the rear wheel.